Eagles Add Another Defensive Lineman

Eagles Add Another Defensive Lineman

The Eagles are on a roll in recruiting in the month of July. Today, they added another defensive lineman, this time from Georgia. He talks about his commitment and what stood out about Southern Miss with GoldenEaglePride.com.

Khari Waithe-Alexander has committed to Southern Miss today. He's 6'2, 255 DE who fits in the mold of what the Eagles have been looking for on defense.

Waithe-Alexander chose the Eagles over Navy, Rice, Memphis, MTSU, and Ball State who he had offers from.

It was a conversation with Coach Hunter that sealed the deal with the athletic lineman.

"I had Mississippi State pursuing me a lot, and there were other schools like MTSU, Western Michigan, Rice and Navy that liked me a lot, but after talking with Jeep Hunter I decided on the Eagles," he said.

"He let me know that he really wanted me, that the system would be beneficial to both of us, and it just felt right to me. I haven't visited campus but I'll make a trip there this month."

Coach Hunter did a great job of recruiting, but Waithe-Alexander already knew a lot about the program.

"I know about the C-USA success, and the history they have of being a great program like Brett Favre," he said. "But, with all that success I believe we can bring them to new levels in the coming years.

"I know that this class is the one who can do it."

He also talked about how he'd be used in the Southern Miss system.

"They said that they feel I'll be a defensive end or rushing linebacker," he said. "I can help them anywhere they put me.

"The key to a good defensive lineman is their hands, and I'm working on my speed and explosion to the ball. My strength is going to get the ball so I think I'll be a good fit there."

He also said that he was clocked recently at a 4.7. He makes the third commitment in two days for the Golden Eagles.

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